Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
2019-20 Season – Celebrating 125 years and looking to the future

With Interim Conductor and Artistic Advisor David Fallis and acclaimed guest conductors

Join us for an exciting season. We open it with a Gala 125th Anniversary Concert on Sunday, October 20th when the TSO joins the TMC to celebrate this milestone anniversary. Tickets are NOW on sale for the Gala concert through RCM Tickets online or by phone at 416-408-0208.

The rest of the season will feature exciting repertoire with the Choir led by David Fallis and by other internationally-recognized guest conductors. Tickets for these concerts will go on sale September 3rd through RCM Tickets. Save with Buy More, Save More packages. Purchase two concerts and save 10%, three concerts and save 15%, or four concerts and save 20%.

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Next concert: December 3 & 4

 

Singing through Centuries – a 125th Anniversary Gala Concert

Celebrate with us. The Choir will be joined by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, all under the baton of TMC Interim Artistic Director David Fallis, for a program that spans the three centuries in which the Choir has sung. For this milestone event, the TMC is returning to the acoustic and architectural beauty of Koerner Hall.

David Fallis, conductor
Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Gabriel Fauré: Requiem
Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Andrew Balfour: Mamihcimowin (The act of singing praises)  – a new TMC commission

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor Street West

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Festival of Carols

Join us for TMC’s annual celebration of joyous music for the season – this year with new guest artists – the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Experience the joy of John Rutter’s music, with a selection of his carol arrangements in their stunning original orchestrations, and works by Willan, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams and others. As always, we invite you to add your voice to the popular audience carol sing-along, this year with full orchestral accompaniment. Choose from two nights.

David Fallis, conductor
Ezra Burke, associate conductor
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, Simon Rivard, conductor

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St.

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Romantics and New Romantics – a FREE TMC Concert

Here’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a free program of great choral music – TMC’s annual gift to the city. Our guest conductor will highlight the three choirs within a Choir, featuring the 70-member Mendelssohn Singers, the full Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and its 20-voice professional core. Enjoy lush choral music by the great Romantics – Mendelssohn and Brahms – and works by the generation of new Romantics, including Lauridsen and Ešenvalds.

John William Trotter, guest conductor

Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 3:00 pm
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St.

Free. Doors open at 2:15 pm. First come, first seated.

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Sacred Music for a Sacred Space

Experience some of the glorious music that has come to us across the centuries from the British cathedral tradition, performed in the beautiful setting of St. Anne’s Church. This concert provides a moment for contemplation in the midst of our hectic urban lives. Enjoy the soaring beauty of motets from the 16th century by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd up to contemporary works by John Tavener, James MacMillan and Eric Whitacre. Choose from two nights.

Gregory Batsleer, guest conductor

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm AND
Good Friday, April 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm
St. Anne’s, 270 Gladstone Ave

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Great Poets in Music

This concert celebrates the very essence of choral music – the impact of powerful words complemented and enhanced through the work of great composers. Experience the poetry of Shakespeare set to music  by Vaughan Williams and Rutter, words of Alfred Lord Tennyson set by Elgar, Emily Dickenson set by Samual Barber, Robert Frost set by Randall Thompson and Eric Whitacre, and more. Enjoy this poetic evening in the Romanesque-revival architectural splendour of St. Andrew’s Church.

Jean-Sébastien Vallée, guest conductor

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St.

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Guest Appearances with the Toronto Symphony and others

TMC performs Messiah with the TSO, 2017. Photo by Jag Gundu

The TMC regularly performs grand symphonic works with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as well as making guest appearances with other ensembles. Among this season’s TSO performances are Handel’s Messiah in December in Mozart’s Requiem in January.

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Concert programs, soloists and conductors are subject to change.